Kevin Thurlow was a finalist in Series 47.
He defeated Deanne Meeres in his first game, scoring 123 points in the process – a score that was at the time the highest ever debut score on Countdown. He became an octochamp, beating future contestant Philip Jarvis and future semi-finalist Peter Lee during his run and returned for the final rounds in summer 2002 as #6 seed. He pulled off a minor upset by defeating #3 seed Lee Hartley in the quarter-finals, but was defeated in the semi-finals by ultimate runner-up Tom Hargreaves. His own record of his experience on the show can be read on The Countdown Page here.
Outside of Countdown, he also appeared on the show Brainteaser.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3176||28/01/2002||P||Deanne Meeres||72 – 123||Kevin Thurlow||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||130|
|3177||29/01/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||100 – 60||Shelagh Addis||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||132|
|3178||30/01/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||113 – 64||Norman Schofield||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||122|
|3179||31/01/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||75 – 57||Sheila Riley||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||119|
|3180||1/02/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||78 – 68||Philip Jarvis||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||117|
|3181||4/02/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||108 – 93||Peter Lee||Barry Cryer||Richard Samson||122|
|3182||5/02/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||72 – 51||Jean Smith||Barry Cryer||Richard Samson||130|
|3183||6/02/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||100 – 67||Tony Painter||Barry Cryer||Richard Samson||120|
|3275||24/06/2002||QF||Kevin Thurlow||106 – 93||Lee Hartley||Geoffrey Durham||Susie Dent||145|
|3278||27/06/2002||SF||Kevin Thurlow||93 – 109||Tom Hargreaves||Richard Digance||Damian Eadie||122|